Local medical teams’ fast work saved two lives

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Local medical teams’ fast work saved two lives

On Sept. 20, the East Glenville Fire Department responded to a call for two individuals who had been electrocuted by high tension wires. These two men are part of my family.

They were working cutting down trees when the crane cable they were working with touched the high-voltage wires on the tops of the poles. This cable then became energized and touched the hands of one of the men. He was burned on his hand badly and needed attention.

The other man, his brother, went to assist him and when he did, his upper torso touched the ball of the crane, sending 13,800 volts of electricity though his body. He was able to take two steps before falling to the ground unconscious. His co-workers started CPR and within minutes the East Glenville Fire Department was on the scene.

The responders quickly attached the automated external defibrillator and delivered the life-saving shock to our cousin. The staff from Mohawk Ambulance Service, working with the responders from East Glenville, transported both of the injured men to Albany Medical Center, where again they received fantastic care.

With the extent of the injuries and the possibilities of internal injuries, both men were then taken to Westchester Burn Unit, where they both made a full recovery. Thank you to all who provided such wonderful care to our family and saved our cousin’s life.

Christopher E. Rose

Glenville

Candidate Sutton has the experience to lead

Deeds speak louder than words. Shauna Sutton was part of the team that increased parking in downtown Saratoga, saved millions of taxpayer dollars through contract negotiations, completed the Spring Run Trail and opened the Saratoga Lake Waterfront Park, to name just a few of her accomplishments.

When you compare that record to her opponents, it’s very clear who is more qualified to serve as mayor of Saratoga Springs — Shauna Sutton.

On Nov. 5, please vote for Shauna Sutton, the candidate who has the proven leadership skills with six years of accomplishments in the mayor’s department.

Michael Murnan

Saratoga Springs

 

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